Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

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Update: so yes, it was shot down according to flashing headlines.

  • MALAYSIAN PASSENGER JET WAS SHOT DOWN AT 10 KM ALTITUDE: IFX

While we hope it is a horrific accident, and has yet to be officially confirmed by Malaysian Airlines, the timing is oddly coincidental. From Bloomberg.

  • INTERFAX SAYS PLANE MAY HAVE CRASHED NEAR RUSSIA-UKRAINE BORDER
  • MALAYSIAN BOEING 777 MAY HAVE CRASHED IN UKRAINE: INTERFAX

The crash happened near Donetsk and the plane had 280 passengers on board. The question is - accident? Or was it shot down by Russia or Ukraine as a provocation.

The passenger jet was bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, Interfax reports, citing an unidentified aviation official.

 

Airliner began losing altitude 50 km before entering Russian air space; wreckage was found burning on Ukrainian territory

 

Crash happend near Donetsk, where Ukrainian govt troops are fighting rebels: IFX

As ITAR-TASS reports,

Boeing 777 passenger airplane of Malaysian Airlines crashed on the territory of Ukraine in 60 km from the Russian border, a source in air traffic control circles told ITAR-TASS.

 

The source noted that the flight was supposed to enter the Russian air space at 17:20 Moscow standard time (13:20 UTC).

 

“However, it fell down in 60 km from the border; the plane’s emergency location beacon went off,” the source said.